Providing Education and Consulting Services to Enhance Career and Life

In partnership with Feinberg Addiction Services

TRIPLE DIAGNOSIS: Addiction, Traumatic Brain Injury and Mental Health

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham MI  48009

1.0 CE Clock Hour for Social Work (MICEC)

1 CE Clock Hour pending approval for Certified Case Managers, and Certified Addiction Counselors

Course fee: $30, includes dinner

For more information or to register, contact Jenny Klonowski at or Susan Schulman at 248-538-5425 or

For ADA Accommodations, please contact Tim Hunt at 248-644-5832

Presenter: Colin King, LPC, PhD, LP, Vice President of Clinical Services

Marijuana, alcohol, K2s and even prescription medications have fast become mainstream drugs in America. Many communities have advanced legislation to legalize these substances. Unfortunately, many triple diagnosed clients have engaged in use and misuse of these substances sometimes with fatal results. This presentation presents findings on frequency of usage by a growing number of people, effects of usage on users (both positive and negative), and strategies for treating the triple diagnosed person.

In partnership with Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit

The Glass Castle: Confronting Your Past and Other Life Lessons

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 7:00 am – 8:30 pm

Congregation Shaarey Zedek - 27375 Bell Rd, Southfield, MI  48034

1.0 CE Clock Hour for Social Work (MICEC)

Presenter: Jeannette Walls

Course fee: $36 general admission, $10 for students

For more information or to register visit or contact Jenny Kabert at or 248-592-2339

Drawing from her compelling memoir, β€œThe Glass Castle,” Jeannette Walls will share anecdotes from her childhood and throughout her life, demonstrating that we all have more in common than we think and that our flaws can be our greatest assets. Jeannette will share her extraordinary family story, the hardships and challenges, the scarcity of basic needs, and the role of mental illness that shaped her journey. With a powerful message centering on confronting the past and facing fears, her life lessons are a lesson in resilience and positive attitude.

In partnership with Linda Yellin, LMSW and Feet On The Street Tours

Come Hungry, Leave Happy, Learn Healthier Eastern Market Walking Tours

Saturdays, February 17, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, 2018 and Tuesday, June 5, July 17, 2018

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

2.5 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $29.00

9:15 am - meet inside Rocky's to check-in; 2489 Russell Street, Detroit, 48207 (across from Shed 2)

Presenter: Linda Yellin, LMSW

For more information or to register, contact Feet On The Street Tours at 313-393-2055 or visit

Participants will increase their awareness of the market district and efforts for expansion of the buy local food processing/distribution efforts, as well as the master plan for bike paths and trails to connect the waterfront with midtown and Eastern Market.  The tour will introduce participants to, and help expand their knowledge of, vendors, their products, and unique foods.  Participants will explore the "immigrant experience" of some vendors and shop keepers and how that impacts Detroit and the region.  The tour will increase participants' sensitivity of cultural and ethnic diversity and help to expand knowledge of community gardens and products to increase health.

In Partnership with Oakland Mediation Center

There are CE fees in addition to general registration fees

Location: Oakland Mediation Center - 550 Hulet Drive, Suite 102, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302

To learn more about, or register for, OMC trainings, visit or contact Lindsay Gabbard at 248-338-4280 x214 or 

How Mediation Training Benefits Social Workers

The communication, facilitation and negotiation skills of a mediator are valuable and transferable to Social Workers.  Oakland Mediation Center asked past Social Work training attendees to share how they have used mediation training in their practice and this is what they shared:

Katherine Morgan a practicing Social Worker...As a Social Worker practicing in the field I use mediation skills daily to assist with program development, task delegation, employee retention efforts and positive conflict resolution to de-escalate concerns.  Mediation skills allow me the ability to better organize conversations with community members in order to create impactful outcomes and models of program delivery.

Susan Konop a retired Social Worker...The training reinforces good listening skills, maintaining neutrality and ways to re-frame situations to help the clients come to a resolution.  The training also increased self-awareness and helped with values clarification.  I think the training includes many skills used and needed for Social Workers and takes them into a new arena and offers depth and enhancement to skills they have.  Another plus is the incredible teacher and teaching techniques and excellent materials used to communicate and teach the skills.  It was definitely a 5 star experience!